A recruitment 'nightmare'
Most HR departments already have efficient recruitment policies in place that outline the whole process, from the initial decision to hire through to making an appointment.
If this sounds like you, you may be feeling quite smug that you’ve got the process more or less sorted out - and in part, you could be right.
Unfortunately though, this is probably what the US-based News Journal thought too before young journalist Mr Brookes blogged about a job offer that the publisher subsequently rescinded.
The problem is that there will be times when you have to deal with the unexpected and you may even have to face a nightmare scenario of your own.
However, pondering on this and other potential nightmare situations will help you to plan ahead so that you can cover most circumstances. Let’s look at a few examples: